The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.
A judge has approved a plan devised by a team of lawyers, city officials and social service organizations to prevent hundreds of people in Melrose and Mott Haven from losing the roofs over their heads.
A leading drug rehab organization with clinics and temporary housing for recovering drug users in Mott Haven, is expected to run out of money on Sept. 21, leaving uncertainty for its clients and the neighborhood.
A local drug rehabilitation program and the shelters it ran are the target of a recent sting by the AG’s office. Although the patients who use Narco Freedom’s services say it’s about time, they’re worried about what comes next.
The top executives of a prominent, Mott Haven-based drug rehab and transitional housing network are under indictment for bilking nearly $30 million from Medicaid.